Recently, the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) jointly offered over $ 1 million in grant funding to fund research on CBD and pain management. The NFL’s chief medical officer said the league was interested in exploring CBD as an alternative to opioid treatment for player injuries. The effectiveness and safety of using CBD against pain will be the focus of this research: NFL is open to improving the quality of life of players without compromising athletic performance.
In the past, many NFL players have been suspended for cannabis use. Last year the rules on cannabis use were relaxed and soccer players could only be tested for a period of two weeks a year. The change in the NFL’s general interests regarding cannabis and herbal CBD for pain management could lead to an incredible surge in the cannabis industry and even a regulatory overhaul. The main concerns relate to liver toxicity associated with doses of CBD used to treat pain and drug interactions. While cannabis and CBD are already widespread among citizens for the treatment of pain, the NFL wants evidence: Investing in scientific research will undoubtedly be the best way to gain insight into the pain relieving activity of this precious plant and its derived molecule.